The Hebrews call me prophetess, the Egyptians a seer.
But I am neither. I am simply a watcher of Israel
and the messenger of El Shaddai.
When He speaks to me in dreams, I interpret. When He whispers a melody, I sing.
At eighty-six, Miriam had devoted her entire life to loving El Shaddai and serving His people as both midwife and messenger. Yet when her brother Moses returns to Egypt from exile, he brings a disruptive message. God has a new name – Yahweh – and has declared a radical deliverance for the Israelites.
Mesu Andrews’s engaging novel, Miriam, gives us a new and vibrant appreciation for life in Egypt as the Lord visits the land with ten unforgettable plagues. With fascinating insight into biblical history, as well as the human heart, this story will capture your attention until the last page.
I really liked Miriam, the second book of the Treasures of the Nile series. Mesu Andrews does a wonderful job of making Biblical characters come alive. Miriam is such a passionate, gifted woman. We first meet her in the pages of Scripture as Moses’ older sister, sent to watch her baby brother, when he was sent down the Nile to save his life. She grew up and became a midwife, skilled with herbs, plants, and knowledge of their healing properties. She was also a prophetess of El Shaddai and a leader among the Israelites, especially the women. Miriam was also a worship leader and song leader. What an amazing woman and a godly example for all believers.
Mesu Andrews has managed to bring to life a Bible story in a vivid, imaginative way, yet stay true to the Scriptures. The first book in the series “The Pharaoh’s Daughter was great. I love to see authors flesh out biblical stories with such detail, yet not deviating from the Scriptures. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian historical fiction and for those who want to give it a try.
I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books at Multnomah Press for my review